Science

Welcome to the Science Department
“A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.” (National Curriculum, England)

 

Our vision

Through inspirational teaching, we will nurture our student’s curiosities, aiming to empower, educate and encourage a love of science.

In Science at Stretford High school, students will be SMART: Supported, Mindful, Ambitious, Resilient and Talented.

Meet the Science Department
The Department team consists of 15 members of staff. These are:

NameTitle
Mr D MoloneyHead of Department
Mr A MundyProgress Lead – KS4
Mrs L ClaytonProgress Lead – KS3
Mrs L BrindleyDeputy Head Teacher / Teacher of Science
Mr A HamzaSTEM Coordinator / Teacher of Science
Mrs S KhanTeacher of Science
Mr J MooreTeacher of Science
Miss A SheldonTeacher of Science
Mrs T SmallwoodTeacher of Science
Miss C SaundersTeacher of Science
Mrs P BaileyTeacher of PE / Science
Miss B HughesTeaching Assistant
Mrs J PrestonTeaching Assistant
Mr O LeahairScience Technician
Mr N MohammedScience Technician

Science Overview

KS3 is delivered in discrete units of Biology Chemistry and Physics. Our KS3 curriculum is designed to prepare students for GCSE level.

In KS4 all Science is taught through specific Biology, Chemistry and Physics units. The majority of pupils will complete the Trilogy- Combined Science Programme of study, which results in 2 GCSE’s being obtained. This qualification involves taking 6 examinations at the end of year 11.

Pupils who opt for Triple Science, will gain GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics. These qualifications all involve 2 examinations to be taken at the end of year 11.

Both qualifications are 100% examination with no coursework involved.

Exam board: AQA If your child is studying combined Science, they are completing AQA Trilogy. If they are studying Triple Science, they are completing AQA Biology, AQA Chemistry and AQA Physics.

Useful links

The AQA combined science specification can be found at:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF

The AQA Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) specifications can be found at:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse

BBC Bitesize:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

Videos to support AQA GCSE Science:

https://www.youtube.com/user/myGCSEscience

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbOeHaAUXw9Il7sBVG3_bw

Educake (online questions / learning platform)

www.educake.co.uk

Seneca learning (online learning platform)

www.senecalearning.com/

Students in Y10 & Y11 have been emailed folders containing past papers / past paper questions.